Janet and Jerry McElroy

Janet and Jerry McElroy

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Janet and Jerry  McElroy

Janet (Kelling) McElroy, B.Ed. '67, was born September 6, 1945. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Washburn University. She met her husband, Jerry McElroy, in Western Kansas the summer before she came to Washburn. Jerry McElroy was born in 1942 in Topeka, Kan. He graduated from Topeka High School and attended Washburn University before leaving to work at McElroy's, Inc., a family business started by his father. In 1972, Jerry became president of McElroy's, Inc. Under his 32 years of leadership, and now in partnership with Dan Beal, son-in-law and president, McElroy's has become one of the most successful mechanical and construction service providers in the region. Jerry now serves as chairman of the board. Together, Jerry and Janet established Patio Pool and Fireside, Inc., Samco Mechanical, McElroy Electric and are partners in Upland Pork.